A big part of the "one-click" observability dream is making installation and configuration as easy as possible. Our eBPF-based passive traffic monitoring solution is an important part of this. We're looking for backend engineers excited about working on our traffic collection agent towards empowering developers to understand their systems.
What is Akita?
Today, understanding system behavior is hard. Developers have to instrument their systems; they have to understand logs, metrics, and traces. At Akita, we're building a new kind of observability solution that does not require an internal expert to install and operate. Our solution has two main parts: an eBPF-based approach for automatically watching API traffic and automatic inference over the API traffic
Akita was founded by Jean Yang, previously a CMU professor with over ten years of experience in programming systems research and over two years of experience with Taylor Swift memes on Twitter. Akita is backed by two of the top VC firms, as well as a major NBA player and some other incredible angel investors. 🏀😇
Who works at Akita?
We're remote-first, work together closely, and get the most excited when we build something that helps our users. We believe in shipping quickly and often, learning, and iterating. We love dogs and also cats. You can learn more about our team here.
You're a builder. You love building software systems and have 2+ years of experience doing low-level or network-level programming.
You're comfortable sharing drafts, getting feedback, and iterating. You have experience working closely with others and changing course based on feedback. You find this way of working fun.
You’re scrappy. You know what it takes to ship high-quality production software, but you’re also happy taking judicious shortcuts and even deliberately incurring tech debt to get the job done. You're looking for a fast-moving team that fits the way you work.
You’re versatile. You've gone deep, but you're flexible across your toolbox and are willing to do what it takes to solve a hard problem.
What you'll do at Akita
Build integrations for capturing API traffic: packet capture, Envoy, Istio, Consul, API gateways.